Friday, February 27, 2009

Trials Each Day

Thank God yesterday finally ended! The past couple of weeks has been really tough. It seems like there's trials in all aspects in my categories of life. Just know for those that care...I'm a takes me breaking down, then giving it to God fully before I can move forward. I don't understand a lot of things that happen in life, but I'm glad when I'm able to conquer and move on.

Ever feel like you are in limbo or in a holding tank? I do...many times in my life. I try so hard not to lean on people...I even try so hard to focus on other people just so I don't have to deal. Guess what...nothing goes away...trials will still be here no matter if we acknowledge them or not. I wish I could take the trials away, but I can't. I wish I could fix every problem, but I can't. I wish I could make everyone happy, but I can't. I wish I could be okay with a lot of things, but I can't.

The only thing I can do is trust God in guiding me through...and hope that I choose the right path more than the wrong. I can pray! It's not fun feeling useless...but I'm only useless when I get in the way of His plan.

Keep me in your prayers. There's a weight of my life that's weighing me down...what those things are...are for me to have and deal with....I just need prayers. God is so good in waking me up and hitting me on the head. He never gives up! PRAISE GOD!

I hope that whatever is going on in your life...that you would pray about it and face it head on...because it doesn't just go away...we eventually have to deal. The only thing I can pray for you. If any of you have prayer requests, feel free to e-mail me at Love you all! Thanks for being there for matter how crazy I am! :)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Law of the Garbage Truck!

I am having a crazy start of the week. Lots going on...and my brain is not wanting to work with me today...nor is my attitude! I got this little nugget via e-mail over a week ago...but I finally read it today. God is so good in getting me back in the you all! Hope your week goes smoother than mine! Enjoy!

Law of the Garbage Truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were
driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a
parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his
brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of
the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi
driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really
friendly. So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined
your car and sent us to the hospital! 'This is when my taxi driver
taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.'

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around
full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of
disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it
and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally. Just
smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and
spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets. The
bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over
their day. Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets,
so...Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't.
Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!
Have a blessed, garbage-free day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dan Man Report

Sorry, it's taken me this long to report back from my amazing experience at the 2009 Dan Man Trail Race, where I discovered just how crazy trail racing can really be...yet I really love I've decided...oh yes....we are not supposed to give ourselves a nickname, but.....I couldn't help it. I've been told too many times that I'm like the energizer bunny...lots of energy...perhaps too much at roll. please....I shall see myself as the Energizer Spud Bunny! :) What do you think? Please provide feedback in the comments section! :)
Since I had the energizer bunny name in my head from my 4-H nickname...I thought I'd research the potato head site...just in case I found something that related....low and behold...the picture you see in the post was there....waiting for me to claim it! :) I am either buying or ordering the little gem today. :0 )
Back to the Dan Man Race Report --- I had a blast running this race...low and behold...Jason and I beat out the Girl Group that was behind us...and shhhhhh a lot of the Piranha Team! :) I hate to say it, but I am very competitive...even though I am far off from being a professional racer or someone to beat...I still love to compete and get my juices flowing...BRING IT ON! :)
I couldn't believe how much sand, hills aka drop offs aka near death looking cliffs, smooth ground or as smooth as it could be, 57% grade that lasted miles ;) anything and everything that covers leaves, trees, dirt, water and pipelines! It was definitely an experience that I am happy to say I was a part of...this is just the beginning of my trail racing career!
If you have not ran one, please try it makes for a terrific, diverse challenge!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

DAN MAN 1/2 Marathon

Hey Everyone! As you read this, I could possibly be running my 1st 1/2 marathon race ever! I know, I did the full marathon before the 1/2 marathon. I like to go all out, then relax! :0 ) This means a lot to be running this race no matter what happens at it. Since my surgery got in my way for 5 months of last year, it means so much more to be racing again.
Running is a great addiction! I'm in love with it! I hate when I don't get to do it! There's something to say for setting a goal, working your butt off to get the goal in action, and accomplishing the goal by sweat, blood and tears! Oh how I could go on and on and on and on and on about running.
I have many close friends, who are like family that share my same running addiction! I'm so blessed to have their crazy personalities in my life. Now with that said, pray for Michael (and the rest of us running) because this will be his longest run ever....he's been getting that joy of adding miles for the first time for weeks now...but this will definitely be an amazing accomplishment for him. I'm so proud of him and glad to be a part of this milestone for him. He has no idea just what it will bring emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. I can't wait! :) Stay tuned for our results and stories from our adventure from today!

Friday, February 6, 2009


It seems that the forwards I get are in multiples, so I'm posting yet another one online instead of forwarding. I thought this was hilarious....and I mean hilarious. This is for all my buddies, both male and female. H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S!

The Man Rules­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down
Finally , the guys' side of the story. ( I must admit, it's pretty good.) We always hear ' the rules 'From the female side. Now here are the rules from the male side. These are our rules!

Please note.. these are all numbered '1 ' ON PURPOSE!
1. Men are NOT mind readers.
1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.
1. Sunday sports. It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides. Let it be.
1. Crying is blackmail.
1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!
1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.
1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become Null and void after 7 Days.
1. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us.
1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one
1. You can either ask us to do something Or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.
1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials.
1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.
1. ALL men see in only 16 colours, like Windows default settings.Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A colour. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is.
1. If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.
1. If we ask what is wrong and you say 'nothing,' We will act like nothings wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.
1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, Expect an answer you don't want to hear.1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine... Really.
1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as football or motor sports.
1. You have enough clothes.
1. You have too many shoes.
1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!
1. Thank you for reading this. Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight; But did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping.
Pass this to as many men as you can - to give them a laugh.
Pass this to as many women as you can - to give them a bigger laugh.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Where Do I Sign Up?

Don't get me wrong.....I praise God that we will be in the 60's this week instead of our teens up to 30's....but I am ready to sign up for the warmer weather. It seems like the last 2 weeks have been total chaos on too much to do and not enough time for any of us. I am ready to sign up for this place in the picture....give me some relaxation and time! :) That sounds like a plan I'd love to follow!

For those of us struggling with time and to do's, I hope we can make sure to take care of us! I need to remember to get 8 hours of sleep, eat healthy foods that make me feel good and enjoy what is now! I'm glad I've come a long ways from my major pity parties....I think life doesn't exist without a few of them! :)

So, who will join me in signing up?